10 Terrific Short Films

Ten tantalizing short films. Live action and animation. Oldest to youngest.
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1.
Easy Street (1917 Short Film)
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A reformed tramp becomes a police constable who must fight a huge thug who dominates an inner city street. (24 mins.)
 
2.
Un Chien Andalou (1929 Short Film)
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery. (16 mins.)
Director: Louis Bunuel
 
3.
H2O (1929 Short Film)
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A study on water, the reflections and motions of the liquid that accentuates its ethereality and metallic beauty. (13 mins.)
Director: Ralph Steiner
 
4.
À Propos de Nice (1930 Documentary)
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What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants. (25 mins.)
 
5.
Snow-White (1933 Short Film)
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Trouble starts when the queen's magic mirror says Betty Boop is fairest. Cab Calloway sings "St. James Infirmary Blues." (7 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
 
6.
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943 Short Film)
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A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen. (14 mins.)
 
7.
La Jetée (1962 Short Film)
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The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images. (28 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
8.
Mothlight (1963 Short Film)
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A "found foliage" film composed of insects, leaves, and other detritus sandwiched between two strips of perforated tape. (4 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
9.
Ruka (1965 Short Film)
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A happy little potter is approached by a huge hand which wants him to sculpt its statue. The potter refuses... (18 mins.)
Director: Jirí Trnka
“ A puppet-film parable of the endurance of artistic vision in the face of oppressive forces. ” - Robert-159
 
10.
Street of Crocodiles (1986 Short Film)
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A man closes up a lecture hall; he reaches into a box and snips the string holding a gaunt puppet. Released... (20 mins.)